Scholarship Fund

Fairfax Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West awards to help young people achieve their education and professional goals; the scholarships are awarded to relatives of Fairfax Native Sons. The award is a $1,000 scholarship for students to help complete their undergraduate education. Scholarships are awarded based on students’ achievements in academics, participation in school activities, leadership and interpretation of the Native Sons precepts of friendship, loyalty and charity.

Eligible applicants must be entering their first year of undergraduate study or a vocational school, or be currently enrolled in at a 4-year university or college. All must be members of the Native Sons in good standing or relatives of a Native Son in good standing.

Programs like this are a part of our continuing effort to honor California’s history as well as our past and current members.

2014 Winners

Carly Christensen, Marin Catholic High School, sponsor: Don deSurville, (grandfather)
Madison Barto, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, sponsor: Peter Barto (father)
Stephanie Chapman, Cuesta Community College, San Luis Obispo, sponsor: Mark Chapman (father)
Sara Glueck, Marin Catholic High School, sponsor: Manny Barretta (grandfather)
Brendan Goodwin, Loyola Univ., Chicago, Il, sponsor: Bill Goodwin (father)
Honour Knudsen, Sonoma St. Univ., sponsor: Russ Knudsen, (uncle)
Micaela Kymer, Univ. of North Carolina, sponsor: Sean Aguilar, (uncle)


Statewide Scholarships

The Grand Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West provides for annual scholarships that feature one $2,000 award and two $1,000 awards to California students who are seeking to attend college or are beginning their college studies. For more information on this statewide program, please visit